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International Day for Biological Diversity celebrated in Uttarakhand
Since a proclamation by the United Nations in 2005, May 22 is celebrated the world over as the ...
Governor of Uttarakhand acknowledges the work of WWF-India
During the Spring Festival held on March 23-24, 2013 at the residence of the Governor of ...
Wetlands of Uttarakhand: A Documentation
The National Wetlands Conservation Programme of India has been supporting wetlands conservation all ...
Tourism value chain study in Ladakh
Tourism has grown exponentially in the Ladakh region impacting both its economy and ecology. The ...
Green Hiker vehicle sticker launch on World Tourism Day 2011
The participants of the first state-wide Nature Guide Training programme were honoured with certificates and Green Hiker collateral on completion of their training.
A brief presentation on the Green Hiker Campaign was made by Dr. Jatinder Kaur, Coordinator, Uttarakhand Programme office. The Vehicle Stickers were appreciated by the forest department and guests present and were put on vehicles by Rajiv Bhartri, Chief Conservator of Forests, Ecotourism; C.K. Kavidhayal, Deputy Director, CTR; Nishant Verma and Ramesh Chandra, DFO.
Interesting life in the heights of eastern Himalayas
As part of WWF’s Saving Wetlands Sky High Programme, a baseline survey was undertaken between August 24 and September 6, 2010 in the Nagula Wetland Complex. This was done by the forest department officials, researchers from G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development of the North East Unit (Itanagar), ornithologists and local guides, along with WWF-India’s team in Arunachal. Read more...
SWSH Posters Released in Himachal Pradesh
World Migratory Bird Day 2010 at Leh, Ladakh
In addition, the children were taken on a bird watching trip to Shey Marshes near Leh, where were introduced to various bird watching techniques. They got to see various migratory birds which visit Ladakh in the summer months.
The camp helped the children learn about migratory birds and their habitats in high altitude areas like Ladakh. The programme was coordinated by Ms. Nisa Khatoon and Mr. Phuntsog Tashi, Project officers at the WWF-India Field Office at Leh.
At present, migratory birds are under severe threat due to habitat degradation owing to unplanned developmental activities and the emerging problem of climate change.